Nishikori's ground-breaking run ended by Del Potro
By Simon Cambers, NEW YORK (Reuters) 2/09/2008
Japanese teenager Kei Nishikori's ground-breaking U.S. Open run came to an end in the fourth round on Monday with a 6-3 6-4 6-3 defeat by fellow young gun Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
The 18-year-old, the first Japanese man to reach the last 16 in the U.S. Open since 1937, was outgunned by Del Potro, the 17th seed who extended his winning streak to 23 matches.
Del Potro, 19, will now play either sixth seed Andy Murray of Britain or Swiss 10th seed Stanislas Wawrinka.
Nishikori, in just his second grand slam event, had beaten fourth seed David Ferrer in the previous round but found Del Potro, who has won his past four tournaments, too tough.